Art: How useful is Sheridan's Visual and Creative Arts course for getting a job??

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    How useful is Sheridan's Visual and Creative Arts course for getting a job??

    Hey guys! I'm a newbie here. I'm planning to apply to Sheridan's Visual and Creative arts course sometime next week. I am aspiring to become a Digital painter and get into concept art. Ive completed my degree in 3d animation here in India. I cannot afford and dont want to get into a 3-4 year art course. That is the reason I planned for VCA. My questions are:
    How useful is it in terms of refining art skills?
    If I choose to do that course and work hard on my portfolio, can I get a job easily in Canada?
    Is that course elaborate or vague?
    If not. Are there any Art schools in Ontario that are better?

    I hope you can answer these questions because I really could use the guidance. Thanks for reading!

    Last edited by IndigoLight; February 24th, 2013 at 03:39 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    T.O via Newfoundland
    Posts
    1,379
    Thanks
    199
    Thanked 570 Times in 464 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    The only thing that matters when you look for a job is your porfolio.

    If this course brings your portfolio up to industry standard -you will find a job.
    Since you haven't posted examples of your work, it is impossible to tell how close- or far you are from that standard.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    178
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 84 Times in 52 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    And Ultimately, the only thing that will bring your portfolio up to industry standard is YOU. If I could go back in time, I'd probably go to feng zhu's school in singapore. It seems like a strong secondary program for someone that wants to do what you want to do.

    -start a revolution.

    AnimationSamurai.com
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    715
    Thanks
    84
    Thanked 141 Times in 119 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Sorry this is late but go into Sheridan's animation or illustration. If your skills aren't there yet to be accepted, get them there, learn from your profs, but especially learn from your peers, they are more valuable than the courses. The deadlines of the courses force you to get things done but the competition between peers is what will bring your skill level up. I might be bias but I suggest animation. While you might not want to be an animator for your career, at least youll have a fall back plan since concept art is really tough to get in to. I hope this helps.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    87
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked 97 Times in 33 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I think Sprogis had it right. The VCA program actually evolved out of art fundamentals - a one year program designed to help you find your career path in the arts. It's not a bad program but if you're looking for hire-ability in the industry you'd be better off going into the Animation or Illustration program (I too am biased towards animation) . Or like DanielBodinof suggested go into Feng-Zhu's school in Singapore. Honestly if what you want is Concept art you might be better off going to a school tailored specifically towards that. I'd also look into Bob Chiu's 'Schoolism'. I know they have a one year internship course where they teach you concept design. As to the question of your getting a job if you work hard on your portfolio - I guess that depends on what your work looks like. Since you haven't linked any, I have no idea. Good luck to you though

    Last edited by cumquat; April 4th, 2013 at 11:18 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 1

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook